A lumbar puncture (also called a spinal tap) is a test to evaluate the fluid surrounding the brain and spinal cord. It is used to diagnose certain diseases of the brain and spinal cord, such as multiple sclerosis and meningitis.
An electromyogram (EMG) is a test that gauges the electrical activity of muscles. It is most often used to find out why patients have unexplained muscle weakness or numbness. An EMG can detect myopathy, inflammation, peripheral nerve damage and more.
Botulinum Injection Therapy
Botulinum Injection (commonly called Botox) can improve the quality of life for patients who have multiple sclerosis, or have suffered a stroke, brain or spinal cord injury. Botox can also improve spasticity (chronic muscle tightening) often found in patients with cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis or patients with stroke, brain or spinal cord injury.
An evoked potentials test measures the time it takes for nerves to respond to stimulation. Nerves from different areas of the body can be tested, including those of the eyes, ears, arms and legs.
Advanced Neurodiagnostic Services
- Electroencephalogram (EEG)
- Brainstem auditory evoked response (BAER)
- Transcranial Doppler
- Electronystagmogram (ENG)
- Electromyography and nerve conduction studies
- Sleep testing